The University Students Association of Ghana (USAG) is pleading with their teachers to return to the lecture halls when schools reopen as government sort out payment of their book and research allowance.
The University Teachers Association (UTAG) of Ghana are on strike over the non-payment of their research allowance.
[contextly_sidebar id=”hSImNY3Mo6UbO9l9OvxAdqKBaLyD7AWY”]The students fear academic work will be derailed if the strike persists.
At a press conference in Kumasi in the Ashanti Region, the president of USAG, Henry Nkosuo decried how the incessant power outages affected their school work and prayed the lecturers do not add to their woes.
“Government should simply sit up. universities are re-opening this month and students are wondering hopelessly in despair,” he complained.
“As if the dumsor is not enough, the university lecturers are compounding our woes. The government has shown no positive action to give hope to the thousands of university students who are looking to start the academic year with vigor,” he continued.
USAG is therefore calling on government to fulfill it’s obligations to the teachers immediately.
“We pray that government will fulfill all of its obligations now and in the future in order to forestall future occurrences,” Mr Nkosuo concluded.
By: Farida Shaibu/citifmonline.com/Ghana